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Definition of BROKE
Pronunciation : BROKE

verb : BROKE

Source:WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) terminate; "She interrupted her pregnancy"; "break a lucky streak"; "break the cycle of poverty" ;

  • 3. (

    ) render inoperable or ineffective; "You broke the alarm clock when you took it apart!" ;

  • 5. (

    ) destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments; "He broke the glass plate"; "She broke the match" ;

  • 8. (

    ) scatter or part; "The clouds broke after the heavy downpour" ;

  • 9. (

    ) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" ;

  • 11. (

    ) enter someone's (virtual or real) property in an unauthorized manner, usually with the intent to steal or commit a violent act; "Someone broke in while I was on vacation"; "They broke into my car and stole my radio!"; "who broke into my account last night?" ;

  • 12. (

    ) make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern" ;

  • 13. (

    ) fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns; "This sentence violates the rules of syntax" ;

  • 14. (

    ) surpass in excellence; "She bettered her own record"; "break a record" ;

  • 16. (

    ) come into being; "light broke over the horizon"; "Voices broke in the air" ;

  • 18. (

    ) interrupt a continued activity; "She had broken with the traditional patterns" ;

  • 19. (

    ) make a rupture in the ranks of the enemy or one's own by quitting or fleeing; "The ranks broke" ;

  • 20. (

    ) curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves; "The surf broke" ;

  • 22. (

    ) be broken in; "If the new teacher won't break, we'll add some stress" ;

  • 23. (

    ) come to an end; "The heat wave finally broke yesterday" ;

  • 24. (

    ) vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity; "The flat plain was broken by tall mesas" ;

  • 25. (

    ) cause to give up a habit; "She finally broke herself of smoking cigarettes" ;

  • 26. (

    ) give up; "break cigarette smoking" ;

  • 27. (

    ) come forth or begin from a state of latency; "The first winter storm broke over New York" ;

  • 28. (

    ) happen or take place; "Things have been breaking pretty well for us in the past few months" ;

  • 29. (

    ) cause the failure or ruin of; "His peccadilloes finally broke his marriage"; "This play will either make or break the playwright" ;

  • 30. (

    ) invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken" ;

  • 33. (

    ) reduce to bankruptcy; "My daughter's fancy wedding is going to break me!"; "The slump in the financial markets smashed him" ;

  • 34. (

    ) change directions suddenly ;

  • 35. (

    ) emerge from the surface of a body of water; "The whales broke" ;